This Sunday: Unity in Worship

Sunday 13 October - 9:30am

This Sunday we will talk about having unity in worship.  The General Church has congregations all around the world, with people of various cultures and backgrounds.  How do we remain unified in a way that makes us all feel part of the same Church, and how can we come together in worship and be lifted up by the Lord?  In contrast, what are the things that cause us to feel at odds with each other, and feel that we are not all part of the same Church?  As always, the Lord has the answers for us!

This Sunday – Embracing Weakness

Sunday 6 October - 5pm

If someone called you weak, you would take it as an insult. But what about when the Lord calls you weak? Because He most certainly does: compared to Him, we are utterly powerless. And yet far from being insulted, if we embrace our own weakness, we can let down the burdens of perfection and self-reliance, and receive from the Lord a greater power than we could ever muster on our own. We may be utterly helpless, but the greatest force in the universe is on our side.

This Sunday: Life is Hard, Part 2: What Do We Do?

Sunday 29 September - 9:30am

A few weeks ago we talked about how to cope with how hard life in this world is. This Sunday we’re going to focus on the question of what to do about it. What actions should we take in response to hard and terrible things that happen? It’s easy to feel quite powerless in the face of tragedies or huge problems. Can we make a difference? What do we do if our best efforts seem to accomplish nothing? Life is hard; what do we do?

Presentation: How to Talk to Your Children About Sex

Friday, 11 October - 8-9:30am

It can be hard to figure out how to talk to our children about sex and so we tend to avoid it. But it’s really important that we can talk to our children about something as important as sex and that they can talk to us. Read more…

[We’re offering this presentation again in a morning time slot, by popular demand.]

This Sunday: When Moses is Gone Too Long

Sunday 22 September - 9:30am

Imagine that you are in this beautiful world, but there is a canvas sheet a few feet above your head.  You can go on living, but a lot is lost.  This describes a condition with good people who are trying to go to heaven. But there is a danger.  The story of the golden calf the people made when Moses was up on the mountain for too long tells of a danger of earthly life and how we combat it.

This Sunday: Innocence is Bliss

Sunday 15 September - 9:30am

There is a certain magic in holding a little baby. Their innocence brings a sense of contented peace. But what does it mean to be innocent really? It doesn’t mean being naive. It doesn’t mean being ignorant. But it doesn’t mean being perfect either. Can we keep our innocence as we grow? Should we? This Sunday we’ll explore what Jesus Christ tells us about innocence and what we need to do to live a life led by the Lord.

Life is Hard: Part 1, How Do We Cope?

Sunday 8 September - 9:30pm

There are a lot of hard aspects of life in this natural world—in our personal lives and also in the world around us. What do we do with it all? How do we cope? Is it better to try to ignore the hard stuff? If we don’t ignore the hard stuff, how do we keep from being flattened by it? This Sunday we’re going to try to learn from He who has “borne our griefs and carried our sorrows,” about how we can cope with life in this hard world.

Good News, Fresh from Heaven, Part 2: Seen, Heard, and Felt

Sunday 1 September - 5pm

This week we continue to explore the Teachings of the New Church and what they can mean for us. One of the more unusual aspects of these works is the descriptions of conversations with spirits and angels and the surroundings in which they took place. Swedenborg did not just share ideas, but also the things that the Lord allowed him to see, hear, and feel. Although unusual, what can these experiences teach us about heavenly life that mere ideas could not?

Free Presentation: Kids, Screens, and Healthy Boundaries

Friday, 1 November - 8-9:30am

Join us at Kainon School Hall for a presentation by Chaplain Joel Glenn designed to bring you up to speed on the facts about kids and screens, help you find core principles to work from, and arm you with tools and resources. Learn more… [We’re offering this presentation again in a morning slot, by popular demand.]

This Sunday: A New Name

Sunday 25 August - 9:30am

We get to witness two baptisms as part of the service this Sunday. When someone gets baptised we talk about them being baptised in the Lord’s name. There’s a lot that’s contained in that simple idea. This Sunday we’ll talk about what it means to take on the name of being a Christian and how we can find a new sense of identity in the Lord.